Elizabeth Sumner* (___?-1794), d. on Jan 19, 1794, in Edgecombe County NC. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Sumner*, whose brother, Jethro Sumner was the father of Brig. Gen. Jethro Sumner of the Continental Army and was a founding Member and the first President of the North Carolina Chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati.
m. Kemp Plummer Battle (1831-1918); President of the University of North Carolina during 1875-1891. Kemp was Martha's 2nd cousin, once removed.
Penelope Bradford Battle
m. William Ruffin Cox
m. Martha Lane
Demsey Battle; b. Dec 4, 1758, Edgecomb County NC; d. Mar 10, 1815; He was a planter, and practiced the Baptist religion.
m. Jane Andrews(1767-1799) in 1784.
Demsey and Jane had 4 children:
Cullen Battle; b. Mar 11, 1785, Edgecombe County NC; d. Jun 4, 1879, Eufala AL. Cullen was a Physician and planter. He grad. Univ. of NC, and received an M.D. from the Univ. of PA. Moved from NC to Powelton GA, then to Irwinton (now Eufala) AL, then in 1853 to Tuskegee AL, and finally back to Eufala in 1870. He was a Baptist Deacon and contributor to Baptist Churches in GA and AL. He died on Jun 4, 1879 in Eufala AL.
m1. Elizabeth Langley Smith Battle (1797-1815), daughter of Jacob Battle and Mrs. Penelope (Langley) Edwards. Elizabeth was Cullen's niece. Cullen and Elizabeth had one child: Harriet Elizabeth Cullen Battle (1815-1817) who died as a small child.
m2. Jane Andrews Lamon (1799-1883) on Jul 8, 1817. She was a daughter of John Duncan Lamon and Margaret Bunn, and distantly related to Cullen's mother. Cullen and Jane had 9 children:
Margaret Amanda Battle (1823-1824) Powelton GA.
Mary Jane Lafayette Battle; b. Feb 20 1825, Powelton; d. Jan 20, 1879, Eufala AL. She married John Gill Shorter, on Jan 12, 1843 in Eufala. John Gill Shorter became the Governor of AL during (1861-63), so she was the First Lady of Alabama during those years. Mary Jane and John Shorter had one child, Mary Jane Shorter (1843-1923), who married twice but had no children.
Archibald John Battle (1826-1907) of Macon GA; teacher and Baptist Minister. He married Mary Elizabeth Guild (1827-1897) and had five children and subsequent descendants.
Cullen Andrews Battle (1829-1905); became a NC Lawyer in Greensboro NC. He married Georgia Florida William in 1852 and had 4 children and subsequent descendants. His second child was Henry Wilson Battle (1857- a1915), a Baptist Minister, who married Margaret Stewart in 1889. Henry Wilson and Margaret Battle's first child was John Stewart Battle, born on Jul 11, 1890 in Charlottesville VA, who became the Governor of VA during 1950-54.
Duncan Clinch Battle (1831-1831) Powelton GA; d. in infancy.
Jacob Demsey Battle (1833-1834) Powelton GA; d. in infancy.
Willam Rabun Battle (1835-1835) Powelton GA; d. in infancy.
Junius Kincaid Battle (1838-1860) Eufala AL; Baptist Minister; m. Sarah Bohler Hunter (1842-1884) in 1859, and had one child, Junius Kincaid Battle II, who was born after Junius died, grew to become a physician and married Effie Jennings (1863-1930) in 1884, but had no children.
Richard Fuller Battle (1842-1843) Eufala AL; d. in infancy.
Amelia W, Battle (1791-1817); m. Dr. John Green Gilbert (b. 1796) and had a child who died in infancy.
Andrews Battle (1793-1842); Physician merchant and planter in LaGrange GA. He married Caroline Matilda Duggar and had 9 children.
John Battle; d. enroute from NC to GA at age 22; never married.
Elizabeth Sumner, is known by her marriage and her children. It can be assumed that she shouldered much of the responsibility of managing the Cool Spring Plantation on the Tar River, while her husband, Elisha Battle (1723-1799) was participating in his political and religious life.